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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

On Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 the Mayor of Charleston, Brandon Combs conducts the City Council Meeting. During this meeting, the coucil voted on appropriating two different funds; $130,000 from the Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) funds from FY 2014/FY2015 and $180,000 from MTF funds from FY 2016/FY 2017.

City Council declares local state of emergency after rise in COVID-19 cases

Luke Taylor, News Editor September 7, 2021

Charleston City Council declared a state of emergency for the city on Tuesday night in response to increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections in Coles County. The state of emergency was active for most...

Councilman Jeff Lahr and Mayor Bradon Combs wait for the Tuesday meeting to begin. All agenda items were approved during the meeting.

City Council to vote on appropriating $310K of funds

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 6, 2021

The Charleston City Council will vote on appropriating a total of $310,000 in Motor Fuel Tax funds for street and highway maintenance Tuesday evening at City Hall. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Two...

City Council to vote on changes in police department

Helena Edwards, Staff Writer July 6, 2021

The Charleston City Council will be voting upon an ordinance that will change the amount of people in certain positions held in the police department.  The ordinance specifically changes Title 1-8(A)-1...

City Council resolves to end state of emergency

Helena Edwards , Staff Writer June 1, 2021

The Charleston City Council voted Tuesday on a resolution to approve a local state of emergency with a termination provision.  As stated in the resolution, “Upon the issuance of a declaration by...

City Council approves funds for street maintenance

Helena Edwards, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

The Charleston City Council approved four resolutions during their meeting on Tuesday, two of which were bid awards, an allocation of $543,738 in Motor Fuel Tax Funds for maintaining streets and highways...

City Council to vote on adopting cannabis tax

Corryn Brock, News Editor March 2, 2020

The Charleston City Council will vote on adopting and levying a cannabis tax during its meeting Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. If approved, the ordinance would implement a maximum 3 percent...

City Council to vote on tourism funds expenditure

Corryn Brock, News Editor February 18, 2020

The Charleston City Council will vote on the expenditure of tourism funds for the Midwest Pickleball Indoor Championship during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. The request is for $2,400...

City Council to vote on tax abatement Tuesday

Corryn Brock, News Editor February 4, 2020

The Charleston City Council will vote on abating a tax completely during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.  “It is necessary and in the best interests of the City of Charleston that...

City hears moratorium discussion

Corryn Brock October 15, 2019

The Charleston City Council heard from the public once again Tuesday about its Oct. 1 moratorium vote. A moratorium is the temporary prohibition of an activity, in this case meaning that cannabis businesses...

City Council to vote on ordinance limiting businesses’ gambling areas

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor March 18, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on amending title 3-3-13 and approving the city budget among other items during its Tuesday meeting at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. Title 3-3-13 deals with the conditions...

City Council approves annual tax levy for FY19

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor December 4, 2018

The Charleston City Council approved the annual property tax levy along with four resolutions. The 2018 grand total tax levy is $4.8 million. A public hearing over the levy will not be necessary under...

City Council to vote on their own pay increase

Corryn Brock, Arch Editor October 15, 2018

The Charleston City Council will vote on increasing both the salary of the mayor and salaries of the council members at its meeting Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Charleston City Hall.  The mayor’s current...

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